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Dana White

Dana White (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States which operates globally. Born in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969, White grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ware, Massachusetts and Levant, Maine. During his youth, he bounced back and forth between Boston and Maine. Mr. White graduated from Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine, in 1987. He attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but did not finish; however, while there he did launch a boxing program for inner-city youth. White has a background as an aerobics instructor. In 1992, White established Dana White Enterprises in Las Vegas. He conducted aerobics classes at three gyms in the Las Vegas area and began managing MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. While working as a manager, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC. White contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos, and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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Dana White -- I Was Banned FROM GAMBLING AT VEGAS CASINO ... After $2 Million Victory!!!

Dana White
I WAS BANNED FROM GAMBLING AT VEGAS CASINO ... After $2 Mil Victory!!!

Dana White says he's gambler non grata at the Palms Casino in Vegas -- after the UFC boss kicked the casino's ass during a $2 million run just a few weeks ago. White says the Palms gave… READ MORE >

Dana White & Ken Shamrock -- 'We Have Squashed Our Beef'

Dana White
& Ken Shamrock 'We Have Squashed Our Beef'

THE WAR IS OVER -- UFC honcho Dana White and UFC legend Ken Shamrock have finally made peace ... after feuding for nearly a decade ... TMZ Sports has learned.  READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Dana White -- 'Ken Shamrock's an Idiot'

Dana White
'Ken Shamrock's an Idiot'

The feud between Ken Shamrock and Dana White is still very much alive -- with the UFC boss telling TMZ Sports he still thinks Shamrock's nothing but a blithering idiot. White was walking into… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Chuck Liddell -- Ronda Rousey's Paving the Way for My Daughter

Chuck Liddell
Ronda Rousey's Paving the Way ... for My Daughter!

There could be another Liddell in the Octagon one day ... Chuck's DAUGHTER ... and the Iceman tells TMZ Sports it's all thanks to Ronda Rousey. Chuck was out at LAX yesterday when we… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
UFC Boss Dana White -- Tweet From Muhammad Ali ... MADE MY LIFE!!!

UFC Boss Dana White
Tweet From Muhammad Ali MADE MY LIFE!!!

Thursday April 3rd ... a day Dana White says he will remember FOREVER ... because it was the day he got a tweet from the GREATEST FIGHTER OF ALL TIME ... Muhammad Ali!! This video is GREAT --… READ MORE >

- 112 days ago
CM Punk -- UFC 170 Hangout Was Just For Fun ... Says Dana White

CM Punk
UFC 170 Hangout Was Just For Fun ... Says Dana White

CM Punk's first public outing since walking away from the WWE last month was Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC 170 ... and even though he was sitting ringside with the company's head honcho… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Thiago Silva -- Officially Replaced in 'UFC 171' ... After Insane Gun Arrest

Thiago Silva
Officially Replaced for 'UFC 171' After Insane Gun Arrest

Thiago Silva is officially OFF THE BILL for "UFC 171" in March ... after allegedly threatening to kill his wife ... and he's been replaced by a Ukranian bad ass, TMZ Sports has learned. After… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Thiago Silva's Next Opponent -- I'm Pissed We Can't Fight ... 'You Gotta Be F-ing Kidding Me'

Thiago Silva's Next Opponent
I'm Pissed We Can't Fight 'You Gotta Be F-ing Kidding Me'

The UFC fighter Thiago Silva would've faced next -- had he not been busted for allegedly pulling a gun on his wife -- tells TMZ Sports ... he's DEVASTATED the fight's scrapped saying "you gotta be… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Dana White -- Brock Lesnar Wants to Fight in the UFC Again

Dana White
Brock Lesnar Wants to Fight in the UFC Again

UFC prez Dana White tells TMZ Sports ... Brock Lesnar wants to RETURN to the Octogon ... and White says he'd LOVE to have him back.Dana was in NYC today getting ready for UFC's Super Saturday ...… READ MORE >

- 175 days ago
Dana White -- I SUPPORT RAMPAGE ... When It Comes to Threatening Ass-Grabbers

Dana White
I SUPPORT RAMPAGE When It Comes to Threatening Ass-Grabbers

They might not always get along, but UFC prez Dana White says he's GLAD Rampage Jackson punked an alleged ass-grabber last night ... and the dude's lucky Rampage didn't destroy him. We broke the… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago

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